Latest in Space

Image credit: NASA

NASA's Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image

The spacecraft's swan song shows the planet in all its splendour.
639 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save
NASA

Sponsored Links

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons remain pristine and unaffected by debris. But not before the spacecraft took one final, breathtaking look at Saturn, which NASA has shared in tribute to the dedicated spacecraft. The image, "Farewell to Saturn", is a combination of 42 natural-color pictures showing a sweeping view of the planet and its rings. The image even captures six of the planet's moons, including Mimas, the so-called "Death Star" moon.

"Cassini's scientific bounty has been truly spectacular -- a vast array of new results leading to new insights and surprises, from the tiniest of ring particles to the opening of new landscapes on Titan and Enceladus, to the deep interior of Saturn itself," said Robert West, Cassini's deputy imaging team leader at NASA. Good job, Cassini, what a way to go out.

Source: Cnet
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
639 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

View
Nubia’s $529 dual-screen phone is now available in the US

Nubia’s $529 dual-screen phone is now available in the US

View
Leaked 'Fortnite' Chapter 2 trailer showcases a new map and boats

Leaked 'Fortnite' Chapter 2 trailer showcases a new map and boats

View
Microsoft starts inviting people to try Project xCloud

Microsoft starts inviting people to try Project xCloud

View
Twitter temporarily banned pro-Trump meme creator Carpe Donktum

Twitter temporarily banned pro-Trump meme creator Carpe Donktum

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr